Caprese tart with roasted tomatoes

Caprese tart

I made this tart a while ago when I had some friends coming over for lunch. I wanted to serve something light and easy and this tart was just the thing. I served it with a simple salad of frisee, rocket and watercress with a few chunks of creamy avocado and steamed asparagus spears dressed with a zesty lemon vinaigrette. Add a few bottles of chilled white wine and you have the perfect relaxed lunch with friends.

Caprese tart

Caprese tart with roasted tomatoes
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Recipe type: Tart, Pastry, Lunch,
Serves: 6
for the roasted tomatoes
  • 10 tomatoes, sliced into 1cm slices
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme
  • sea salt flakes
  • pinch of sugar
  • black pepper
for the tart
  • 1 roll, ready-made puff pastry, defrosted
  • 200g buffalo mozzarella/fior di latte, sliced into ½ cm slices
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • fresh basil leaves
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200°c.
  2. Place the sliced tomatoes on a non-stick baking tray and drizzle with the olive oil. Add the thyme, salt, sugar and salt and place in the oven.
  3. Allow to roast for 20 minutes or until the tomatoes are soft and are caramelising around the edges.
  4. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly. Turn the oven down to 180°c.
  5. To make the tart, roll the pastry out a little thinner and place on a baking paper-lined baking sheet. Score around the edges to make a border, ensuring you don't cut through the pastry.
  6. Place the tomatoes and mozzarella on the pastry, alternating between the two.
  7. Brush the edges of the pastry with the beaten egg.
  8. Drizzle a little olive oil over the tomatoes and mozzarella and season with salt & pepper.
  9. Place in the oven and allow to bake for 15-20 minutes until the pastry is crisp and golden.
  10. Remove from the oven and top with the fresh basil leaves. Serve immediately.
Caprese tart

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  • Cinny

    Looks great! What type of tomatoe did you use?

  • Aya

    This seems really easy to do and my bf is a nut for Caprese! I will definitely give this a go! Thank you!


  • Alida Ryder

    Thanks for the lovely compliment Dale!

  • Dale


    I don’t like many food blogs, but I do enjoy 2 of them. I really like yours and “Cooking With Mr. C.” on Facebook. Between the two of you, I get so many ideas.

    Keep those recipes coming.


  • Alida Ryder

    I agree!

  • all talk entertainment

    I’m definitely going to have to try this. Perfect with the holidays coming.

  • Alida Ryder

    Thanks Angie.

  • Alida Ryder

    Annette, ek koop dit gewoonlik by Woolies.

    My tweede boek is in November uit.

  • Annette

    Hallo Alida,

    Waar koop jy Buffalo / Fior di Latte kaas? Ek bly in Benoni, Oos-Rand en kry dit glad nie in die hande nie.
    Wanneer is jou tweede resepte boek op die rak?

  • Angie@Angie's Recipes

    wow this looks so flaky and gorgeous with the colours and flavours!

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